Slip & Falls in North Carolina
Slip and fall cases are a type of Personal Injury case. Slip and falls that occur outside of the workplace can be very challenging cases to prove in North Carolina. There are several things that you, as the party who fell, need to be prepared to prove in order to purse a slip and fall case. Some examples are:
*You should be prepared to prove that the owner/company of the premises in which you fell was aware (or should have been aware) of the situation that caused you to slip and fall and that they failed to carry out proper efforts to remedy the situation.
*The owner/company’s failure to remedy this situation caused you to suffer injury and damages.
North Carolina also has contributory negligence, a legal defense that may complicate your case. Contributory negligence essentially means that you somehow contributed to your own injury or damages, however slight. If contributory negligence is established, you may recover nothing. It is generally best to contact an attorney when dealing with such legal issues. We are always happy to provide you a free consultation in this area!